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Commercial Litigation Fee Earner

Clayton Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£30000 - £45000 per annum + ex bens
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Practice area
Commercial litigation
3 years
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fee Earner to join my client, a Top 100 law firm, in their Commercial Litigation team based in Leeds.

The successful candidate will join, learn and be mentored by an "outstanding" team of Partners who have exceptional client relationships.

In this role, the Fee Earner will be working on a wide range of disputes, both for commercial entities and private individuals. The types of dispute may include: professional negligence claims, financial services disputes, contractual disputes, inheritance and private wealth litigation, director and shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and enforcement of employee restrictive covenants, to name only a few.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

* Open files for new clients through the contractual client-engagement process

* Take instructions from clients and advise accordingly

* Review client documentation and advise

* Instruct counsel

* Prepare and issue court proceedings

* Undertake document reviews for large-scale litigation on e-disclosure software

* Liaise with clients to obtain information required to complete both standard and bespoke documentation

* Take statements from witnesses

* Contribute to upkeep of databases

* Develop subject area specialisms

* Interact with other units across the firm to develop a work generating network

* Produce personal development plan and take part in the team's marketing activities

Skills and Attributes

* The ideal candidate will have c.1-4 years PQE or equivalent

* Will have developed strong analytical and problem solving skills

* Will be flexible to travel to other office locations if required (Newcastle and Manchester)

* Will have the ability to innovate and draw commercial solutions

In return

The successful candidate can expect to be offered a competitive salary and a range of other benefits including pension scheme, bonus scheme and a range of flexible benefits such as life assurance, holiday purchase.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

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